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Title: Anomalous skin effects in a weakly magnetized degenerate electron plasma

Abstract

Fully relativistic analysis of anomalous skin effects for parallel propagating waves in a weakly magnetized degenerate electron plasma is presented and a graphical comparison is made with the results obtained using relativistic Maxwellian distribution function [G. Abbas, M. F. Bashir, and G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas 18, 102115 (2011)]. It is found that the penetration depth for R- and L-waves for degenerate case is qualitatively small in comparison with the Maxwellian plasma case. The quantitative reduction due to weak magnetic field in the skin depth in R-wave for degenerate plasma is large as compared to the non-degenerate one. By ignoring the ambient magnetic field, previous results for degenerate field free case are salvaged [A. F. Alexandrov, A. S. Bogdankevich, and A. A. Rukhadze, Principles of Plasma Electrodynamics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, 1984), p. 90].

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, GC University Lahore, Katchery Road, Lahore 54000 (Pakistan)
  2. Forman Christian College University, Farozpur Road, Lahore 54600 (Pakistan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22303618
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; ELECTRONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; PENETRATION DEPTH; PLASMA; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; SEISMIC SURFACE WAVES

Citation Formats

Abbas, G., E-mail: gohar.abbas@gcu.edu.pk, Sarfraz, M., and Shah, H. A. Anomalous skin effects in a weakly magnetized degenerate electron plasma. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4894698.
Abbas, G., E-mail: gohar.abbas@gcu.edu.pk, Sarfraz, M., & Shah, H. A. Anomalous skin effects in a weakly magnetized degenerate electron plasma. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4894698.
Abbas, G., E-mail: gohar.abbas@gcu.edu.pk, Sarfraz, M., and Shah, H. A. Mon . "Anomalous skin effects in a weakly magnetized degenerate electron plasma". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4894698.
@article{osti_22303618,
title = {Anomalous skin effects in a weakly magnetized degenerate electron plasma},
author = {Abbas, G., E-mail: gohar.abbas@gcu.edu.pk and Sarfraz, M. and Shah, H. A.},
abstractNote = {Fully relativistic analysis of anomalous skin effects for parallel propagating waves in a weakly magnetized degenerate electron plasma is presented and a graphical comparison is made with the results obtained using relativistic Maxwellian distribution function [G. Abbas, M. F. Bashir, and G. Murtaza, Phys. Plasmas 18, 102115 (2011)]. It is found that the penetration depth for R- and L-waves for degenerate case is qualitatively small in comparison with the Maxwellian plasma case. The quantitative reduction due to weak magnetic field in the skin depth in R-wave for degenerate plasma is large as compared to the non-degenerate one. By ignoring the ambient magnetic field, previous results for degenerate field free case are salvaged [A. F. Alexandrov, A. S. Bogdankevich, and A. A. Rukhadze, Principles of Plasma Electrodynamics (Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, 1984), p. 90].},
doi = {10.1063/1.4894698},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 9,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {9}
}